Sunday 20th January 2019

Late news, 19/1, St Loy: 1 Black Redstart. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 19/1, Mousehole: 2w Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Whimbrel in roost. (M Elliott)

Late news, 19/1, Lower Tamar Lake: 31 Goosander, 4+ Willow Tit. (S Murphy)

Devoran (High tide roost): 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Spotted Redshank, c150 Redshank, c100 Curlew, 5 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover and c50 Black-tailed Godwit with one colour-ringed individual (green right leg and red white left). (M Jones)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 (ad fem and 2w) Caspian Gull in the afternoon. (B Bosisto, M Ahmad et al) Spoonbill reported still.

Caspian Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Caspian Gull – Richard Augarde

Gulval: 2 Serin still in fields just east of church. Also 1 Glossy Ibis in field below the church. (D Eva, B Bosisto et al)

Glossy Ibis – Mashuq Ahmad

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Glossy Ibis in front of reserve viewing post on main road, feeding and preening from 16:30 onwards. (A Lampka)

Swanpool: Black Guillemot still present off Pennance Point late afternoon, also 5 Harbour Porpoise. (M Jones, J St Ledger) 2 Yellow-browed Warbler (1 at S end, 1 from road in S end of Swanvale), 1 Water Rail. (D Chaney, D Carrier) Also 1 Mediterranean Gull. (S Rogers)

Black Guillemot – John St Ledger

Mediterranean Gull – Steve Rogers

Newquay Boating Lake: Glossy Ibis in to roost 16:50, 1 Mute Swan (blue ring on left leg with AX on it). (R Hughes, M Lammas)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5+ Water Pipit still. (B Craven) Temminck’s Stint, 8 Meadow Pipit, 1 Redwing, 1 Pied Wagtail. (K Bowers)

Temminck’s Stint and Redwing – Kevin Bowers

Millbrook: 9 Cattle Egret still on Radford Lane. (A Robinson)

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret at Sellan Farm. (D Flumm)

Lizard Point: 1 Pomarine Skua, 2 Great Skua, 15 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Black-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Manx Shearwater. (I Maclean, A Blunden)

Lizard Downs: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (I Maclean)

Porth Nanven: 1 juv Iceland Gull, 1 Chough. (D Eva) 1m Black Redstart also reported.

North Cliffs: 3 Lapland Bunting, 1 Merlin, 100+ Skylark. (P St Pierre)

Tremayne Quay: 13 Cattle Egret, 17 Little Egret, 30 Shelduck, 2 Great Crested Grebe. (M Nattrass)

Trevose Head: 1 Short-eared Owl quartering the fields south & west of the coastguard cottages then alighted on a gate post adjacent to Coastguard Cottage West. (S Lilley)

Newquay: 1 Short-eared Owl reported at 16:40.

Lizard Village: 1 Corn Bunting, 1 Hen Harrier, 1 Blackcap. (I Maclean)

Bartinney Downs: 3 Hen Harrier (1 male, 2 ringtail). (P Taylor, H Mitchell, C Moore)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 2 imm drake Eider, 1 Black Redstart. (D Eva) Also 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Eider, 5 Common Scoter, 40 Sanderling. (P St Pierre) 20+ Sanderling, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Purple Sandpiper. (M Brooks, J Piper) Harbour: 12+ Turnstone on harbour wall, 3 Eider (f + imm distant to E of harbour, 1 adult male to S of harbour). (M Brooks, J Piper)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 Kingfisher, 10 Turnstone, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 imm male Eider. (M Brooks, J Piper)

Amalveor: 2 (m+f) Merlin, 2+ Dartford Warbler. (R Menari)

St Erth: 1 Barn Owl at dusk. (R Veal)

Torpoint, Wacker Quay: 54 Avocet. (S Eddy)

Colliford Reservoir & Dozmary Pool: 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mallard, 11 Tufted Duck, 6 Teal, 44 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Black-headed Gull, 2 Raven, 10 Carrion Crow, 15 Jackdaw, 310 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Stock Dove, 4 Magpie, 3 Pied Wagtail and 2 Meadow Pipit. (DA Conway)

Newquay, Towan Head: 2 Great Northern Diver with Shags & Auks off point, also 20+ Gannet fishing further out in northerly direction (09:00). (M Lammas)

Downderry/Seaton: 5+ Great Northern Diver and 15 Red-throated Diver offshore. Also a Water Pipit. (A Payne)

Par, Spit Beach: 1 Common Gull, 1 fem Eider, 4 Purple Sandpiper. (S Grose)

Stenalees: 1 Peregrine Falcon over gunheath china clay works. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Raven,1 Woodcock, 3 Snipe, 2 Buzzard, 2 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 6 Goldeneye (1m 5f), 1 Shoveler, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (D Chaney, D Carrier)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 1 Common Sandpiper (initially flushed from Waterside Dentists car park by a Collared Dove), 10+ Teal, 30+ Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 2 Oystercatcher. (D Chaney, D Carrier)

Falmouth Bay: 1 Black-throated Diver, 10 Common Dolphin nr St Anthony’s Head. (D Chaney, D Carrier)

Carrick Roads: 30 Kittiwake, 1 Great Northern Diver, 7+ Black-necked Grebe, 8+ Red-breasted Merganser from Mylor Churchtown. (D Chaney, D Carrier)

St Columb Porth: 1 Firecrest, 4 Chiffchaff. (S Rowe)

Dobwalls: 1 Marsh Tit on our peanut feeder (C&J Duffy)

St Stephen in Brannel: 2 (m+f) Blackcap. (G Warne)

Maer Lake: 800+ Golden Plover, 180+ Lapwing, 1 Greenshank, 4 Dunlin, 110 Canada Geese, 1m Wigeon, < 10 Teal, 1 Song Thrush and 100+ Starling. (H Kendall)

St John’s Lake: pod of 15 + Common Dolphin in St John’s Lake at 08:30, soon moving past Mutton Cove into Plymouth Sound and then moving south past the Breakwater into open sea and then east beyond at 14:00. (P Kemp)

Charlestown: 1 Peregrine, 1 Rock Pipit. (D Hastilow)

Rock Pipit – David Hastilow

Prussia Cove: 1 Kestrel, 1 Chiffchaff singing, 1 Great Northern Diver. (J Evans)

Kenneggy: 2 m Blackcap (1 singing), 30+ Redwing, 1 Goldcrest, 6 pair Fulmar, 1 Badger on coastal path, 1 Fox. (J Evans)

Camel Estuary: 4 Whooper Swan, 17 Mute Swan in field behind Burniere Hide. (K Bowers)

Whooper Swans – Kevin Bowers

Walmsley: 80+ Canada Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 30+ Teal, 2 Moorhen, 8 Shoveler, 15 Chaffinch, 6 Blue Tit, 10 Goldfinch, 1 Greenfinch, 15 Curlew, 4 Gadwall, 50+ Lapwing, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe. (K Bowers)

Greylag and Teal – Kevin Bowers

Crowdy Reservoir: 600+ Lapwing, 3 Wigeon. (B Craven)

Men-an-Tol: 2 ringtail Hen Harrier and 1 Short-eared Owl this evening. Please view only from the public right of way at cSW428352 to avoid disturbance. (DK Parker, J Swann)


Saturday 19th January 2019

Late news, 18/1, Gerrans Bay: 1 Pacific Diver, 10 Great Northern Diver, 17 Black-throated Diver, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-necked Grebe. (D Hall, S Gay)

Late news, 18/1, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 40+ Snipe, 6 Shelduck, 40+ Wigeon, 6 Lapwing, 1 Little Egret, 10 Redshank, 2 Greenshank and 2 Great Black-backed Gull on Copperhouse Creek. (V Skilton)

Late photos, 18/1, Hayle Estuary RSPB:

Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Trenance boating lake: Glossy Ibis flew from the roost at 08:07 and returned this evening. (D Hastilow)

Glossy Ibis – David Hastilow

Penzance: Glossy Ibis in field behind Sainsbury’s car park.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis came in to roost from Gulval direction at 17:02 and landed at the front of the marsh. (J Hawkey, P St Pierre)

Gulval: 1 Serin still this morning. (S Rowe, T Phelps)

Swanpool: winter plumaged Black Guillemot still fairly distant. (D Eva)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint again behind the Maltsters Pub. (S Murphy)

Sancreed: 3 Cattle Egret, 32 Lapwing. (D Flumm)

Sellan: 4 Cattle Egret with cattle below (south) of the farm, viewed distantly from Drift Reservoir car park. (DK Parker)

Camel Estuary: 4 Whooper Swan still. (S Murphy)

Cot Valley: juvenile Iceland Gull still at Porth Nanven, also a Whimbrel and a male Black Redstart. (T Phelps)

Gunwalloe Marsh: Yellow-browed Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff, Marsh Harrier. (S Bury)

College Reservoir: 12 Shoveler, 1 female Goldeneye, 1 drake Pochard. (D Eva)

Ding Dong Moor: 2 Male Hen Harrier (Nine Maidens), harassed by Sparrowhawk. One flew toward Zennor, the other bird toward Watchcroft. Later 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) flew from Watchcroft toward Zennor, 2 Dartford Warbler on Watchcroft south slope, 1 Redwing, 4 Stonechat. (J Evans)

Loe Pool: 37 Mallard (unusually high number for this location), 27 Pochard, 20 Cormorant,  12 Goosander, 12 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Shoveler, 10 Common Gull, 3 Teal, 3 Grey Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Firecrest. (G Adams)

Loe Bar: 1 Red-throated Diver and 3 Black-throated Diver offshore. (G Adams)

Torpoint: 3 Slavonian Grebe this morning, also an oiled Guillemot now being taken to a vet. (M Beer)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Goldeneye (ad male), 80 Snipe, 24 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 110 Lapwing. (D Collins)

Falmouth, Pennance Point: 2 Red-necked Grebe. (D Collins)

Godrevy: 4 Purple Sandpiper, 12 Turnstone, 4 Rock Pipit and 30+ Herring Gull, mostly juvenile. (V Skilton)

Purple Sandpiper – Vic Skilton

Penzance: Firecrest in private garden. (R Phillips)

Kennall Vale: 1 Dipper. (T Lovelock)

Bedruthan Steps: 2 Chough, 5 Raven, 2 Corn Bunting at Carnewas Farm. (S Grose)

The Lizard: 1 Black Redstart.

St Dennis cemetery: 11 Greenfinch. (P Ash)

Perranuthnoe to Marazion: 4 Little Egret, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Turnstone, 7 Grey Plover, 1 juv Kestrel, 1 Blackcap, 1 Peregrine, 1 Great Northern Diver. (D Carrier)

Lamorna Cove: 1 Black Redstart. (M McKee)

St Loy: 1 Black Redstart. (M McKee)

Porthgwarra: 1 Teal, 6 Mediterranean Gull. (M McKee)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Firecrest behind hide. (R Veal) 1 Spoonbill and 26 Ringed Plover on Copperhouse Pool at high tide. (M Jones)

Mabe: 2m Blackcap. (G Adams)

Crugmeer/Hawkers Cove: 2 Barn Owl this evening and a Peregrine Falcon after dusk. (S Grose)

Torpoint, Millbrook Lake: 1w Mediterranean Gull and 1 Whimbrel. (B Bosisto)

Mediterranean Gull – Bob Bosisto


Thursday 17th January 2019

Newquay: Glossy Ibis on the island at Trenance boating lake until 08:30 when it flew SW then S. (D Thomas, M Lammas) Glossy Ibis flew in to roost at 17:00 (S Rowe)

Glossy Ibis – Dave Thomas

Swanpool: Winter plumaged Black Guillemot viewable very distantly from the end of Pennance Point. 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by the car park at the southern end of Swanpool. 1+ Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Firecrest at the northern end by the Swanvale pump station. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer

Black Guillemot – Dave Parker

Yellow-browed Warbler – Dave Parker

Yellow-browed Warbler – Mike Spicer

Gulval: Serin again in the 2nd field east of the church with Chaffinches plus at least 6 female Blackcaps. (T Pinfield, R Butts, D Julian)

Loe Pool: Glossy Ibis again at Penrose and 2 Firecrests on the west side of the pool also 4 Bullfinch (3m 1f), 1 Jay. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Glossy Ibis flew in at 16:54.

Halye Estuary RSPB: 1 ad & 1 2w Caspian Gull , 2 ad Yellow-legged Gulls and 1 argentatus Herring Gull on Lelant Saltings. (M Halliday, DK Parker et al.) Spoonbill and Kingfisher on Copperhouse Creek today. (K & J Mortimore) Also Water Pipit reported. Ryan’s field: 1 Spoonbill. (E. Mayhew)

Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Lower Tamar Lake: 1f Ring-necked Duck, 26 Goosander (9m 18f), 1 Gadwall, 1 Redwing, 1 Green Sandpiper. (R Mudge)

Cot Valley: Juv Iceland Gull and Black Redstart. (D Julian)

Coverack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler & 5 Chiffchaffs along lane leading to sewage works. 3 Eider, 1 Black-throated Diver & 4 Mediterranean Gulls offshore. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret. (D Flumm)

Wadebridge: 6+ Cattle Egret still at Trelyll farm, viewed from inside showground. (S Grose)

Poldhu Cove: 1 Black Redstart. (D Flumm)

Polurrian Cove: 1 Black Redstart. (D Flumm)

Black Redstart, Polurrian – Dave Flumm

Black Redstart, Mullion – Dave Flumm

Mullion Cove: 1 Black Redstart. (D Flumm)

Pendeen Watch: 1 Black Redstart. (J Swann)

Penzance harbour: 3 Eider (ad m and ad f and imm male) (T Pinfield and R Butts)

Eider – A Witheywood

Men-an-Tol: 4 Reed Bunting, 20 Meadow Pipit, 6+ Raven, 1 Short-eared Owl at 15:55, 1 Barn Owl. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, S Cox)

East Pentire, Newquay: 2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Black Redstart. (S Rowe)

Towan Head, Newquay: 10 Purple Sandpiper, 15 Turnstone and 2 Grey Plover at high tide. (P McVey)

Lizard: 2 Black-throated Diver and 1 Black Redstart.

St Ives: 1 male Blackcap in private garden again. (K Money)

Bodmin Moor: 11 Goosanders at the north end of Colliford Reservoir and 2 Goldeneye at Dozmary Pool. (A Payne)

Downderry: Offshore late afternoon 12 Great Northern Divers, 2 Red-throated Divers and c.90 Common Scoters. (A Payne)

Nanjizal: 1 Black Redstart. (M McKee)

Penzance Jubilee Pool: 11 Purple Sandpiper, 50+ Sanderling, 23 Turnstone, 15 Ringed Plover, 14 Dunlin, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 immature drk Eider offshore. (M Webb)

Sanderling – Martin Webb

Purple Sandpiper – Martin Webb

Ringed Plover – Martin Webb

Eider – Martin Webb

Tehidy Country Park: Short-eared Owl at north entrance off B3301 at 16.30. (S Croft)


Monday 14th January 2019

Late news, 12/1, Helston Sewage Treatment Centre: 1 Firecrest, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest. (J Evans)

Late news, 13/1, Loe Pool: 12 Goosander, 20 Pochard. (J Evans)

Late news, 13/1, Colliford (Dam End): 5 Goosander (2 Male, 3 redhead), 2 ad Yellow-legged Gull. (G Lewis)

Late news, 13/1, Dozmary Pool: 1 female Goldeneye. (G Lewis)

Late news, 13/1, Siblyback Lake: 1 Willow Tit at the bridge across stream just past the hide. (G Lewis)

Trenance boating lake, Newquay: 1 Glossy Ibis late afternoon roosting on island by café. (S Rowe et al) Also 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Otter, (family of 3 visiting lake at dawn and dusk since early October). (S Grose)

Glossy Ibis – Steve Rowe

Marazion: Female Velvet Scoter offshore. (P St Pierre)

Sancreed: 3 Cattle Egret, 8 Snipe, 40 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Gulval: 2 Serin again in 2nd field east of the church, but flew towards Ludgvan with 2 Goldfinch. (P St Pierre)

Lower Tamar Lake: Female Ring-necked Duck and Scaup still. (R Treeby)

Chapel Amble: 1 Temminck’s Stint, 10+ Water Pipit. (Swallow Birding)

Penryn: 2 Yellow-browed Warblers on the campus. Including one ringed last week. (T Phelps)

Penzance: 1 Great Northern Diver and 4 juv male Eider off Wherrytown and fem Goldeneye off the bus station. (L Proctor)

Cot Valley: 1w Iceland Gull on beach and 2 (m & f) Black Redstart, 2 Chough (over), 1 Tawny Owl and 1 Water Rail. (N Wheatley, MJ Spicer)

Iceland Gull – Mike Spicer

St Austell SW: Last week’s Yellow-browed Warbler still along the river at SX010505 and another in the Pentewan valley trail car park at SX012508. (J Rance)

Gweek: Yellow-browed Warbler in trees on the road going out of the village past the shop.

Woon Gumpus Common: 1 male Hen Harrier hunting early afternoon. (P Clement)

Lamorna Cove: 1 Black Redstart. (M McKee)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Water Pipit again.

Winnards Perch: 1 Barn Owl on the Padstow road just on from Winnards  Perch. (T Whitemore)

Swanpool: 1 Black-throated Diver and 1 Great Northern Diver. (T Phelps)

Portscatho: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Black-throated Diver and 3 Great Northern Diver off Porth Curnick Beach. (M Jones)

Tallack’s Creek, Devoran: Spotted Redshank showing well this morning but no sign of Lesser Yellowlegs. (J Lander)

Rock Helipad Field: 3 Mistle Thrush, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Great crested Grebe, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Water Rail, 21 Coot. (S Grose)

Trevemper Roundabout: 1 Barn Owl in Eucalyptus Tree. (S Grose)

Ruan Minor: 1 female Bullfinch eating dandelions in private garden. (L Mait)

Bullfinch – Lola Mait

Charlestown: 1 f Blackcap. (D Hastilow)

Crowntown: c5 Redwing in a private garden. (M Logan)

Truro: 1 Redwing in a private garden. (D Jenkins)


Wednesday 9th January 2019

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs and 1 Spotted Redshank still today around morning high tide. (D Chaney, R Butts, T Pinfield) Also 1 Greenshank. (R Butts, T Pinfield)

Pendower: Pacific Diver, 3 Black-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-necked Grebe and 5 Slavonian Grebe. Also 1 Red-throated Diver, 4 Black-throated Diver, 5 Great Northern Diver, 8 Slavonian Grebe.(R Butts, T Pinfield)

Gulval: female Serin still present (possibly 2) but elusive in 2nd brassica field east of the church, also 100+ Chaffinch, 30+Redwing, 4+ Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker et al.)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Glossy Ibis flew from Longrock direction to roost in the reeds N of the railway line below Cheshire Homes at 16:40. (J Hawkey)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Water Rail, several Chiffchaff, (lane beside ‘Maltsters’ pub). 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Water Pipit, (flooded field). (R Butts, T Pinfield) Also 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Temminck’s stint, 1 Green Sandpiper, 6 Water Pipit (M Scawen, J Humphreys, D Hawkley)

Temminck’s Stint + Green Sandpiper, Roger Butts

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret, 170 Canada Geese, 1 Merlin, 1 Kestrel, 17 Lapwing, 55 Golden Plover, 60 Redwing. At dusk 1978 Jackdaw flew west over village to roost 16:00 – 17:00. (D Flumm)

Raftra Farm: 2 Jack Snipe at Raftra Pool also Woodcock & 29 Teal. (M Wallace)

St Austell: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 1 Grey Wagtail, c50 Pied Wagtail at St Austell sewage works. (B Bosisto)

Wadebridge, Trewornan Bridge: 4 Whooper Swan. (R Butts, T Pinfield) Treraven Meadows: 2 Green Sandpiper, 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Kingfisher, also Little Egret, Grey Heron, Redshank, Teal and Canada Goose. (D Trevelyan)

St Austell Bay: 22 Great Northern Diver,1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Eider, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 21 Common Scoter. (B Bosisto)

Par beach pool: 72 Snipe, 2 Water Rail, 1 Shelduck, 1 Wigeon, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Chiffchaff, Black-headed Gull colour ringed TMLX White ring black digits. (B Bosisto)

Par Docks: 1 Firecrest. (B Bosisto)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill still present in Copperhouse Creek. (R Treeby) Later Spoonbill on Carnsew Basin. Also redhead Goosander and Greenshank on Saltings. (MJ Spicer)

Kennack Sands: 7 Black-throated Diver. (G Adams)

Caerleon Cove: 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Guillemot. (G Adams)

St Dennis: 8 male & 1 female Bullfinch, also 5 Goldcrest feeding along Hawthorn hedge. (P Ash)

Male Bullfinch – Paul Ash

Female Bullfinch – Paul Ash

Lizard: 1 Black-throated Diver and 1 Black Redstart.

Penzance: 1m Black Redstart still at Battery Rocks. (R Veal)

Whitsand Bay: 90 Common Scoter on sea between Freathy and Rame but distant (M Beer)

Cardinham Woods: 30+ Siskin at bird feeders on path behind toilet block. 5 Nuthatch, 7 Marsh Tit, 10 Crossbill over Lady Vale Bridge. 3 Woodcock, 8 Buzzard including resident pale phase. (C Mason)

Boswednack: 2 Redwing & 2 Chough.

St Ives: 1 male Blackcap in private garden. (K Money)

Feock, Love Beach: 6 Black-necked Grebe, 8 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Velvet Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver. (R Butts, T Pinfield)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 24 Mute Swan, 4 Whooper Swan, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 250 Canada Goose, 26 Shelduck, 11 Mallard, 17 Wigeon, 1 Goosander, 3 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 8 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 2 Peregrine falcon, 60 Oystercatcher, 2000 Golden Plover, 200 Lapwing, 1 Ruff, 150 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 50 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 35 Black-tailed Godwit, 90 Curlew, 1 Snipe, 250 Black-headed Gull, 9 Common Gull, 70 Herring Gull, 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Wood Pigeon, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 2 Redwing, 7 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Blue Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 6 Rook, 45 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Greenfinch, 3 Goldfinch. (M Scawen et al)



Tuesday 8th January 2019

Late news, 7/1, St John’s Lake, Torpoint: 2 Eider (female and first winter male), 1 Brent Goose, 1 female Red-breasted Merganser & 2 Mediterranean Gull. (A Pearson)

Late news, 7/1, St Ives: 1 Kestrel hunting on The Island. (K + R Money)

Gulval: 1f Serin in second field east of the church, north of the road. (P St Pierre)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint still in flooded fields just east of Maltsters Pub viewable from double metal gates, also 8 Water Pipit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Water Rail & 4 Chiffchaff. (A Bond, D Trevelyan)

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret, 15 Snipe, 10 Lapwing. (D Flumm) Also visible fro Drift Reservoir car park. (M Spicer)

Newtown-in-St-Martin: 5 Cattle Egret at Tregevis Farm. (D Collins)

Kynance Road: 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail). (D Collins)

Goonhilly Downs: 1 Merlin. (D Collins)

Kingsmill Lake: 4 Greenshank, 29 Lapwing, 67 Oystercatcher, c.120 Dunlin, c.30 Redshank c.25 Avocet, c.15 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Knot, 120 Canada Geese, c.80 Teal, c.45 Wigeon, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, c.25 Herring Gull, c.25 Black-headed Gull, 3 Great Crested Grebe. (P Kemp)

Pendower: 2 Red-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 10 Black-throated Diver & 5 Great Northern Diver. (A Bond)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill still on Copperhouse Creek this morning but in Carnsew Basin this afternoon. (D Cains).

Feock: 3 Black-necked Grebe off Loe Beach at 12:30. (R Treeby)

Truro: 2 Dipper flew upriver below Victoria Gardens. (D Jenkins)

Penzance:  1 ad male Black Redstart, 6 Turnstone, 1 Purple Sandpiper on rocks by Jubilee Pool, 1 drake Eider off shore (M Webb)

Black Redstart, Martin Webb

Eider Duck, Martin Webb

Devoran: 1 Firecrest and 2 Ringed Plover. (R Treeby)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Flock of 1000+ Golden Plover on scrape, then on to field, 300+ Lapwing, 5 Ruff, 80+ Black-tailed Godwit, 70+ Curlew, 2 Pintail, Teal, Wigeon, Shoveler & Snipe. (P Sharp)

Golden Plover – Philip Sharp

Looe, St Martin: male Blackcap, male Sparrowhawk around feeders. (P Sharp)

Whitesands Bay: 30 Common Scoter off Freathy. (M Buckle)

Gannel Estuary: 1st winter Little Gull late afternoon. (S Rowe)

Tehidy: Hen harrier, ringtail – south over B3301, just east of Tehidy North Cliffs car park at 15:10. (S Croft) Also in Tehidy Country Park: 6 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 4 Chaffinch, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Robin, 5 Moorhen, 2 Woodpigeon, 11 Mute Swan, 1 Wren. (K. Bowers)

Blue Tit, Kevin Bowers

Great Tit, Kevin Bowers

Song Thrush, Kevin Bowers

Robin, Kevin Bowers

Carrick Roads: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 15 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 18 Red-breasted Merganser. Also 40 – 50 Common Dolphin. All viewed from Restronguet Weir. (J St Ledger)

Red-breasted Merganser, John St Ledger

Black-necked Grebes, John St Ledger


Sunday 25th November 2018

Marazion: 1 ad Pacific Diver at 9am, then drifted out into bay. Also 2 Velvet Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Eider, 1 Teal and 3 Brent Goose flew West. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Augarde, R Wilkins)

Nanjizal: 4 Teal, 1 drake Green Winged Teal, 1 Golden Plover, 12 Snipe, 1 Chough, 20 Redwing, 6 Song Thrush, 3 Fieldfare, 1 Serin (female), 2 Reed Bunting. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare, L Payne)

Drift Reservoir: 1 drk Pintail. (R Veal)

Sancreed: 1 Woodcock, 9 Snipe, 5 Lapwing, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Reed Bunting. (D Flumm)

Porthgwarra: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff still below coastguard cottages, 1 Firecrest, 1 Brambling. (S Rogers, R Wilkins, B Mellow, R Augarde, R Veal)

Siberian Chiffchaff, Steve Rogers

Polgigga: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still along Bosisto lane. (M Wallace)

Nanquidno: 2 Woodcock, 2 Merlin. (R Veal, B Mellow)

Sennen: Great Northern Diver in Sennen Cove. (J Miller)

Lands end cycle track at Trinity loop: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, possibly 3rd heard. (J Miller)

Lamorna: 1 Woodcock. (M McKee)

Newlyn, Penlee Point: 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Blackcap, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Eider. Newlyn Harbour: 1 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Raven, 2 Grey Wagtail. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Carnsew Pool: 1 Spoonbill, 3 Dark Bellied Brent Geese, 5 Red breasted Merganser, 9 Little Grebe, 3 Greenshank, 8 Grey Plover, 2 Black tailed Godwit. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff calling outside the Stuart Hutchings Hide, 1 Shelduck, 4 Shoveler, 55 Canada Goose, 2 Barnacle Goose, 1 hybrid Goose, 30 Wigeon, 1 f Pintail, 25+ Mallard, 206 Lapwing, 2 Little Egret. Southern cutoff Hide: 1 probable Siberian Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Snipe, 55 Teal. (D Chaney)

Treverva: 1 Woodcock. (D Chaney)

Newquay, Towan Head: 5 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Grey Plover, 8 Oystercatcher, 7 Turnstone 08:00. (M Lammas)

Porth Joke: 2 Chough, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Bullfinch, 12 Blackbird. Also 1 Short-eared Owl over Cubert Common. (S Rowe)

Truro: Coal Tit, 1m Blackcap, Wren ,3 Blue Tit among 14 species noted this morning in private Rosedale garden. (K and J Mortimore)

Godolphin Woods: 4 Nuthatch. 2 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Raven over, 5 Bullfinch, 15 + Redwing. (J Evans)

Falmouth: 1 Yellow-browned Warbler calling near Penmere allotments and a female/first-winter Black Redstart on roof tops behind Gyllingvase Beach. (L Langley) 1 Black Redstart on Castle Beach. (T Phelps)

Carnon Downs: 1 Firecrest. (T Phelps)

Restronguet Weir: 8 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Eider (female and not the same ones that I saw at Gerrans Bay yesterday), 2 Red-breasted Merganser. (J St Ledger and S Van Hear)

Carrick Roads: 1 Slavonian Grebe viewed from St Mawes’ footpath. (R Hollis)

Mount Hawke: 1 Mistle Thrush at 08.00. (RB Girling).

Hannafore Point, Looe: 3 Slavonian Grebe, 6 (4 ad. W, 2 2nd w) Med. Gull, 1 Eider (long staying drake), Oystercatcher, Mallard, Curlew,  3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, Cormorant, 7 Shag, 12 Goldfinch, Chaffinch, 2 Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, 8 Robin, 3 Dunnock, 12+ Rock Pipit, Meadow Pipit, 3 Wren. (M.P. Frost)

Kings Mill, Saltash (at lowest tide state): 18 Great Crested Grebe on Tamar, 2 Barnacle Geese, c.170 Canada geese, 2 f Pintail, 2 Greenshank, 27 Redshank, 21 Curlew, 45 Dunlin, 22 Lapwing, 17 Avocet, with c.160 Avocet on Tamar, 1 Peregrine. (P Kemp)

Temple: 1 Buzzard at 08.45. 2 Mallard, 1 Moorhen, 1 Robin. Also found a used Long-tailed Tit’s nest. (RB Girling)